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Behind Office Doors

Published 1931
Topics Drama, Romance

Mary Astor plays a receptionist at a paper mill company. She has her eye on Robert Ames, a young salesman with the company.
When the boss is forced to retire, Mary Astor pushes for Robert Ames to take the job, and when he does, Mary is promoted to being his secretary. She is secretly in love with him, only he never seems to notice.
As he rises in the company Mary Astor is constantly by his side, giving good business advice as well as advice in his personal life.
When Ames marries someone else, Astor is so upset he quits, and the company begins to fall apart.

Run time 82 min.
Producer William LeBaron
Production Company RKO Radio Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
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Reviewer: ghostmadl - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 8, 2013
Subject: Romance
Lovely romantic jaunt.
Reviewer: I_like_old_movies - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 18, 2012
Subject: Good Company Romnace
Well acted story of a smart secretary who helps her boss rise to the top while falling in love with him. Mary Astor is great in this role. She carries the picture in a way that I haven't seen in her other films. Robert Ames is also good as the boss. Good production values and an obvious "A" picture from RKO. Most entertaining.
Reviewer: kareneliot - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 1, 2010
Subject: I can't believe I sat through this
The previous reviewers all gave this 5 stars, so I thought I'd give it a go. It wasn't awful, but I can't give it 5 stars.

I'll give it 3, 2 would be an insult because it wasn't all that bad, but it certainly wasn't worth 4 or 5 to me.

It was painfully slow, and I found the characters and the acting stiff. It has its moments, but I kept waiting for it to get good, and it never did.
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 14, 2010
Subject: a must see
Reviewer: flair - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 10, 2010
Subject: Flair for days
Loved it .
Reviewer: Ann Smithy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 29, 2010
Subject: Neat movie
This is good stuff. Flappers in the office working during the great Depression and you would never know poverty here. These girls are well dressed and hair in place perfectly with lovely furs and shoes to match. I thought it was a sweet movie you hardly see anything from 1930's and here it is Hollywood at it's finest. Don't miss. (Open rebuke is better than hidden love.)
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